#Deferred Action

DACA Recipients and Financing College

In Rhode Island, undocumented immigrants are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at CCRI, RIC and URI, including DACA recipients. While we are not certain that Rhode Island law will change, we are certainly keeping our ears and eyes open. It is important to stay informed regarding any state laws that may pass as details pertaining to DACA continue to develop.



On June 15, 2012,  President Obama publicly introduced a change in immigration policy to suspend ALL deportation proceedings of undocumented youth who meet certain criteria. Subsequently, on the same day, Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of National Homeland Security released a memorandum announcing details of the policy. Read More...